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  • Whitemonk
    Whitemonk Forumite Posts: 53
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    dannyboy83 wrote: »
    Hi,

    I've been a big fan of Goldfish rewards credit card over the years - had one for around 6 years. But since Barclaycard took them over, rewards are getting less and less valuable. I got a letter today saying it would take 3500 points to order a £10 voucher for a high street store. 1 point = £1.

    So I need to spend £3500 to get a tenner... sounds pretty crap to me. I think I'll use the recommendations on this site to find something better. :p

    Me too :(

    The rewards site seems to have moved. To check your reward points go to:

    https://www.loyaltygateway.com/rewards/ControllerServlet?bank_id=60001&i18n=en_GB
  • steve_jo
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    I 'loved' the way the Barclaycard Goldfish letter mentioned above proudly said that I'd still be earning 1 point for every pound spent - practically the first line.
    Only then did it say the number of points needed to get a £10 voucher is now 3,500.

    Of course it didn't say at all that the value of the reward is halved.

    Anyway as previous poster said time for a new card to back up the Amex Platinum.
  • quizzical
    quizzical Forumite Posts: 12 Forumite
    Just got my letter! Will definitely be looking for new card!
  • Absinthe_Fairy
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    :eek: I only just claimed some £15 Boots vouchers with my Goldfish points - sounds like I got there just in time!

    Looks like I'll be cancelling my card just as soon as I get the concert tickets I ordered with it.
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  • katybsim
    katybsim Forumite Posts: 17 Forumite
    Has anyone managed to successfully use this offer? Tempted by free flights both me and my husband applied for the cards, spent the necessary 250 within 90 days but are still waiting for the points to be added to our accounts. I think I read somewhere that the catch is, even when they offer the free flight by the time you have added on the extra taxes it still works out more expensive than the budget airlines such as Ryanair or Easyjet. Any one with similar experiences?
  • stphnstevey
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    katybsim wrote: »
    Has anyone managed to successfully use this offer? Tempted by free flights both me and my husband applied for the cards, spent the necessary 250 within 90 days but are still waiting for the points to be added to our accounts. I think I read somewhere that the catch is, even when they offer the free flight by the time you have added on the extra taxes it still works out more expensive than the budget airlines such as Ryanair or Easyjet. Any one with similar experiences?

    Was going to do this, but taxes are still quite expensive. didn't like it that their FREE wasn't actually free at all.
  • ElusiveLucy
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    steve_jo wrote: »
    I 'loved' the way the Barclaycard Goldfish letter mentioned above proudly said that I'd still be earning 1 point for every pound spent - practically the first line.
    Only then did it say the number of points needed to get a £10 voucher is now 3,500.

    Of course it didn't say at all that the value of the reward is halved.

    Anyway as previous poster said time for a new card to back up the Amex Platinum.

    I'm with you on this. I will be cancelling my card as soon as I have got it up to 1750 and got my last £10 voucher out of them. It is a really poor reward rate now.

    I have a Virgin Atlantic Amex which I use as my main card to get free flights/upgrades to the Caribbean :cool: but I need a new Visa/Mastercard to use at places that don't accept Amex. I'm thinking maybe an M&S card as I used to swap my Goldfish points for M&S vouchers anyway.
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  • chinared
    chinared Forumite Posts: 1 Newbie
    Does anyone know the answer to this please?

    About 3 yrs ago, I applied and got the Lloyds TSB Airmiles Duo credit card. After getting and using my 1500 Airmiles, I cancelled the card. Around 2yrs have passed since I closed the account. The same offer is available again now but if I apply for a new card now, will I get 1500 Airmiles again?
  • serendipity2706
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    Was having a quick look on here as my goldfish card now needs £3500 spend for a £10 reward. I was wondering if I was being singled out for this as I always pay off my balance in full, usually spending around £1000 a month (all my expenses go on it) But it seems not...
    Any idea what is the best reward card now, as some of the ones I was recommended don't seem to be available to new customers any longer, or have a monthly fee?
  • stormbreaker
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    Any idea what is the best reward card now, as some of the ones I was recommended don't seem to be available to new customers any longer, or have a monthly fee?

    Ditto. Have you come up with anything. We changed our CC from Goldfish when they announced the loss of 200 jobs in Glasgow. We have been using our NW card since as we had it for holidays anyway but it does not give you any returns.

    I was thinking about going for the M&S card.
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